Power Schedule for UConn Men
UConn, UL should battle for AAC title
UConn, UL should battle for AAC title
Managing editor/Beat writer
Posted Aug 21, 2013


The first conference basketball schedule in the history of the American Athletic Conference was released Wednesday, allowing UConn to announce its entire men's basketball slate for 2013-14. With two games against defending NCAA champion Louisville, two games against Memphis, Florida and a possible meeting with Indiana in the 2K Sports Classic, the Huskies will face several challenges.

Here's the release from Connecticut:

STORRS, Conn. (Aug. 21, 2013) --- Two games against defending national champion Louisville, three games in New York City, and the chance to be the first champion of the American Athletic Conference highlight the UConn 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, released by the school Wednesday.

The Huskies will play a 31-game regular-season slate, including 18 conference games in The American, home-and-home series against each of the nine other conference teams. An aggressive non-conference schedule will feature six games against teams from the power conferences ACC, SEC, Pac-12 and possibly the Big 10. The schedule includes 10 games against teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season, rising to 11 should the Huskies play against Indiana in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

UConn will play 18 regular-season home games, as well as two home exhibition games, with the breakdown of the home venues to be announced in the coming weeks. Complete game times and television coverage will also be forthcoming at a later date.

After exhibition games against Southern Connecticut State University (Oct. 30) and Concordia University of Chicago (Nov. 4), the Huskies will open their regular season on Friday, Nov. 8, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., against ACC member Maryland.

UConn will then come home to play in-state rival Yale (Nov. 11) as well as the first two games of the 2K Sports Classic, benefiting Wounded Warrior Project against Detroit (Nov. 14) and Boston University (Nov. 17).

Following that, the Huskies will head back to New York City for the championship rounds of the 2K Sports Classic in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 and 22. UConn will renew its rivalry with Boston College in the semifinals, and will challenge either Indiana or Washington in the third-place or championship game the next night.

The remainder of the non-conference schedule is highlighted by home games against perennial national powers Florida (Dec. 2) and Stanford (Dec. 18) as well as a trip to the West Coast to take on Washington (Dec. 22) in Seattle. Other non-conference opponents include home games against Loyola (Md.), Maine, Eastern Washington, and Harvard.

UConn will begin competition in The American with a trip to Texas that begins with a New Year’s Eve contest at Houston and continues with a game at SMU in Dallas on Jan. 4. The Huskies’ first home game in The American will take place on Jan. 11 against UCF.

Louisville will come to UConn on Saturday, Jan. 18, for ESPN GameDay, while the Huskies will finish the regular season in Louisville on March 8. The Huskies will also play home-and-home series against the two Texas schools, as well as UCF, Cincinnati, Memphis, Temple, USF, and Rutgers.

The first-ever American Athletic Conference Tournament is set for March 12-15 at FedExForum in Memphis.

Complete schedule information, including venues, local television and game times will be released in the coming weeks and can be found by visiting UConnHuskies.com.

2013-14 UConn Men’s Basketball Schedule

DATE OPPONENT TV SITE TIME

OCTOBER

Wed 30 Southern Conn. State University (exhibition) TBD 7 pm

NOVEMBER

Mon 4 Concordia University (exhibition) TBD 7 pm

Fri 8 vs. Maryland ESPN2 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. 6:30 pm

Mon 11 Yale TBD TBD TBD

14-17 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project TBD

Thu 14 Detroit TBD TBD 7 pm

Sun 17 Boston University ESPNU TBD noon

21-22 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project New York, N.Y.

Thu 21 vs. Boston College ESPN2 Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. 7 pm

Fri 22 vs. Indiana or Washington ESPN2/ESPNU Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. 5 pm/7 pm

Tue 26 Loyola (Md.) TBD TBD 7 pm

DECEMBER

Mon 2 Florida ESPN2 TBD 7 pm

Fri 6 Maine TBD TBD 7 pm

Wed 18 Stanford ESPN2 TBD 9 pm

Sun 22 at Washington TBD Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle Wash. TBD

Sat 28 Eastern Washington TBD TBD 1 pm

Tue 31 at Houston* ESPN2 Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas 9 pm

JANUARY

Sat 4 at SMU* ESPNU Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas 2 pm

Wed 8 Harvard ESPNU TBD 7 pm

Sat 11 UCF* ESPNU TBD 6 pm

Thu 16 at Memphis* ESPN/ESPN2 FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn. 7 pm

Sat 18 Louisville* ESPN Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn. 9 pm

Tue 21 Temple* CBS Sports Network TBD 7 pm

Sat 25 at Rutgers* ESPNU Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, N.J. 7 pm

Thu 30 Houston* CBS Sports Network TBD 9 pm

FEBRUARY

Thu 6 at Cincinnati* ESPN/ESPN2 Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio 7 pm

Sun 9 at UCF* ESPN2 CFE Arena, Orlando, Fla. 6 pm

Wed 12 USF* ESPN/ESPN2 TBD 7 pm

Sat 15 Memphis* ESPN/ESPN2 TBD noon

Thu 20 at Temple* ESPN/ESPN2 Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 9 pm

Sun 23 SMU* CBS Sports Network TBD 2 pm

Wed 26 at USF* CBS Sports Network Sun Dome, Tampa, Fla. 7 pm

MARCH

Sat 1 Cincinnati* ESPN/ESPN2 TBD noon

Wed 5 Rutgers* ESPNU TBD 7 pm

Sat 8 at Louisville* CBS KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. 2 pm

Tue-Sat 12-15 American Athletic Championship ESPN

Networks FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn. TBD

*— American Athletic Conference Opponent

All times Eastern Standard

All information as of Aug. 21, 2013 and subject to change


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